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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fiction, Not Autobiography

posted by on October 1 at 14:34 PM

I feel like an idiot, but the David Foster Wallace story I recommended earlier today was fiction, not autobiography. (I’m still trying to track down where my source found a reference to it that way.)

I guess it still hurts to read, though in a different way. I’m so sorry about the confusion.

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Just delete that post, and this one, and pretend like it never happened. That's what your average blogger would do.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 1, 2008 2:41 PM

Jen is a responsible hack Poe. She takes accountability when she's blatantly foolish.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 1, 2008 2:43 PM

For the record, I do not believe Jen is a hack. I think a majority of the artists she covers are tho.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 1, 2008 2:54 PM

I thought it was too good that his friend from the psych ward was named May Aculpa.

Posted by Shelby Cobra | October 1, 2008 2:56 PM

Take it from a pill popping may not have officially been an autobiography but it is WAY to accurate and familiar to not have alot of truth in it

Posted by Team Prozac | October 1, 2008 3:00 PM

Ditto #5. Also, I figured the names were changed to protect the innocent.

Posted by dwight moody | October 1, 2008 3:27 PM

i still appreciate the post and liked the story. there is a display of early talent and it makes DFW's suicide all the sadder. thanks.

Posted by loveditanyway | October 1, 2008 4:09 PM

I'm glad you apologized and took responsibility, because reading that with the other article left me in a bit of a dysphoric haze this afternoon.

Posted by Bob | October 1, 2008 6:31 PM

i have a hard time believing he wasn't relating, to a large extent, his own experiences

Posted by mnm | October 1, 2008 6:38 PM

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